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Snow slush is an unfortunate byproduct of walking in a winter wonderland. If some of it got into your home and on your carpet, this post by Walker & Frick Construction Co. in Richmond, VA, will help you clean it.

Walking in a winter wonderland is a beautiful and fun adventure, but only for a little while. Seeing the horizon covered with white snow is a sight you have to see to believe. And so is the aftermath. After a few hours go by and the snow starts melting, it will mix with the dirt below and leave muddy slush in its place. This is not only unsightly, but it can be a big problem for some people. You're basically dragging all that snow slush everywhere you go. If you have carpeted floors at home, this becomes even more of a pain. Mud is one of the most stubborn stains, and it's hard to get rid of it completely. Not only that, but the moist fabric is a breeding ground for mold, which can put your and your family's health at risk, and ruin the carpet and your home. This can cause stress, waste time, and cost a lot of money, so if snow slush finds its way into your home, your best bet is to clean it off well. For tips on the matter, the post below will help you out.

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How to Clean Snow Slush on Your Carpet

Prevent Snow Slush From Getting In

Do you want to ensure there won't be a trace of snow slush on your carpet? Then, avoid it altogether! Prevention and getting ahead of the problem is the best way to go in this situation. To that end, you can do a couple of things: For one, you should have family members and guests remove their shoes before they step into the house. Have a designated spot for shoes near the front door to keep them there. Likewise, you should place a mat outside so people can clean their shoes before coming in. A rug by the door inside your home will also help, as it's easier to clean and will keep snow slush away from your floors. Lastly, keep your home's entryway clean and free of snow. Regular snow shoveling sessions will make your home's entrance safer and your carpet cleaner.

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How to Deal with and Clean Snow Slush Off Your Carpeted Floors

Now for the meatiest part of this tutorial: getting snow slush off your carpeted floors. If the tips above didn't work and your carpeting is stained with mud, here's what you should do:
  1. For starters, be quick. The sooner you get to it, the easier it will be to clean the carpeted floors.
  2. Then, you need to remove the excess snow that may still be around. This way, you can keep it from melting and getting deeper into the carpet's fabric. To that end, grab a spoon and scoop it off the flooring.
  3. Part of removing excess snow involves blotting the affected area. Take a towel and start pressing the mud lightly. Be careful, though, as pressing too hard or scrubbing the stain can cause it to penetrate further.
  4. Create a mixture of hot water and dish soap. Take a cloth, dip it in the soapy water and dab the area to remove as much of the stain as possible. Continue dabbing until you lift all of it.
  5. Now, it's time to rinse the residue off. Use the tiniest bit of cold water. Don't overdo it, as this can cause other issues.
  6. Next, you have to dry the area thoroughly. A dry towel can help you get that process started. You may also want to open windows and doors and turn on fans for a bit until the carpet is fully dry.
  7. Finally, use your vacuum. Going over the area with it will help absorb some of the moisture. Likewise, it will eliminate any dirt that could've been left behind.

Getting snow slush off your carpets and mold off your home may require a team of experts. If that's the case, know that you can trust Walker & Frick Construction Co. in Richmond, VA. Call 804 282 1281 to request more information about how they can help you.